My Family and Other Animals


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My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'What we all need,' said Larry, 'is sunshine...a country where we can grow.' 'Yes, dear, that would be nice,' agreed Mother, not really listening. 'I had a letter from George this morning - he says Corfu's wonderful. Why don't we pack up and go to Greece?' 'Very well, dear, if you like,' said Mother ...

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Walter S

Mar 3, 2011

A wonderful memoir of the youngest of a loopy family living in the Greek isles. His adventures in collecting a wide spectrum of animals, the quirkiness of his family and the delightful island characters provide a wam and often hilarious read.


Dec 9, 2010

Hilarity in a Mad English Family

This is a very funny book about a kooky English family who moves to Greece written from the point of view of the youngest brother , a ten-year old who collects insects , birds and reptiles much to the chagrin of the rest of the family.


Jul 2, 2007

Dangerous! Will Give Laugh LInes

This is the best non-fiction book I have read in a while. Hilarious! Gerald Durrell tells the story of his life with his mother and siblings, moving out of England into Greece, his love for nature and animals. He is truly gifted in his observation of people and his sense of humour.

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